News roundup…

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This week has seen some interesting developments in Ripperology in the field of television drama. 


First of all ITV has announced that Whitechapel will return for a fourth series.  The show previously tackled Jack the Ripper, The Krays, and a series of East End crimes from the Ratcliffe Highway Murders, to the Thames Torso Murders.  Details on the new series are a little sketchy at present, with ITV revealing that a six episode series has been given the green light, so let’s hope that Chandler, Miles and Buchan are back together for more mysteries and murders. 

The news can be seen here:


Radio Times:

Ripper Street

The BBC’s Ripper Street is also making headlines with the announcement that Canadian and Norwegian television companies have bought the rights to air the show abroad.   

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The Irish Film and Television Network:

Jack the Ripper’s Ghost

The Telegraph this week asked “Are the Houses of Parliament Haunted?” in an online article.  The piece, written by Donald Strachan, claims that the “the ghost of Jack the Ripper threw himself off Westminster Bridge.”

The Telegraph:



3 Responses to “News roundup…”

  1. Kathleen the Great Says:

    Just had to wonder- as the article didn’t seem to mention of course- How on Earth do they even know it’s the Ripper’s ghost? Let’s say it’s just a ghost with a knife covered in blood. It could be damn near anybody. Does he shout “I’m Jack the Ripper!” before throwing himself off? That could still be the ghost of some random Joe Blow just playing around. Does he have a uterus in his hand? Then maybe we’d be getting somewhere!

  2. admin Says:

    Hi Kathleen, people usually link the jumping ghost to that of Montague John Druitt, who has been suggested as a suspect. It would be hilarious to hear him shout a second or two before jumping, and as the Uterus would have to have come from a female, would that be in ghostly form too? The mind boggles.


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